City’s animal shelter gets $50,000 from Petco Foundation

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Paws for Progress campaign to remodel their medical center. The funds will help increase the efficiency of Animal Care & Control’s medical team and allow more animals to be processed for its adoption program or another lifesaving option.

“The current space we have for surgeries was no longer meeting the needs of our organization. This grant will go a long way toward helping us grow and increase our lifesaving capacity,” FWACC Director Amy-Jo Sites said in a statement.

Elements of the medical center remodel include an expanded surgical suite with an additional operation table, an expanded surgical prep area, a private space to conduct necropsies for criminal investigations and a space for the veterinarian team to conduct exams. Construction on the medical center is currently underway and is expected to be completed later this spring at the end of the month.

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